Identifying the qualification offered
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Discussion: credential or award offered through course.
educationalCredentialAwarded a new property of Course with expected type Thing or Text. Defintion: a description of the qualification, award, certificate, diploma or other educational credential awarded as a consequence of successful completion of this course.
Note: hopefully at some point there will be a more specific schema.org type that can be used to describe educational credentials to be the expected range of this property.
Example 1. Fife College HND in Accounting
PRE-MARKUP: <!-- A college course leading to an HNC in Accounting --> [Course] name: HNC Accounting educationalCredentialAwarded: Higher National Certificate in Accounting MICRODATA: <!--TODO--> RDFA: <body vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="Course"> <!-- A college course leading to an HNC in Accounting --> <!-- based on http://www.fife.ac.uk/student/courses/course/HCACC --> <h1>Course Details</h1> <h2 property="name">HNC Accounting</h2> <meta property="educationalCredentialAwarded" content="Higher National Certificate in Accounting" /> </body> JSON: <!--TODO-->
Example 2. Certificate for a distance learning course
PRE-MARKUP: [Course] name: Basic Proofreading educationalCredentialAwarded: completion certificate from PQB MICRODATA: <!--TODO--> RDFA: <body vocab="http://schema.org/"> <div typeof="Course"> <h1 property="name">Basic Proofreading</h1> <h2 >What is Included?</h2> <h3>Certificate</h3> <p>• A <span property= "educationalCredentialAwarded">completion certificate from PQB</span> showing whether you have achieved a pass, merit or distinction in your work.</p> </div> </body> JSON: <!--TODO-->